Following dreams often leads to rejection, insecurity and uncertainty. It isn’t always nice and the individual is often left wondering why they’re putting themselves through so much pain. But, as XFactor continues to show us (think of Alexandra last year), it is a brave person who shakes off that rejection and carries on. The basic message has to be that true failure only comes when you (yes, you) stop trying.
Last night saw Rikki Loney auditioning again. Last year’s clip of him got to me. Sometimes when things go wrong and it looks like all your dreams are falling apart, it’s almost easier to give up. Rikki didn’t. He came back, showing talent and determination. (good luck to the lad!)
But my favourite last night had to be Olly Murs. That boy’s got rhythm and soul. I love love loved him. He has a touch of the Will Youngs and the Gary Barlows about him, which is clearly a good thing.
[NB: the photo of Wolverine has absolutely nothing to do with this post, but my, isn't he pretty]